Relaunch of Dudley Market As you may well have read in the August issue of MTN, Dudley Market was recently taken over by London Market specialists, Tudor Markets. Kirsty went to the launch day on 2 September to meet some of the traders, old and new It was a sunny Saturday in September; Black Country…

With over 40 years of experience making German sausages, you can be assured of the quality from the Sausage Master. Christmas markets are famed for selling German sausages and the Sausage Master is a specialist in providing the best wurst to traders. They offer a wide range of top quality sausages and also offer a…

Following our news story on page six, allow us to introduce all the other remarkable young traders who took part in #NYM2017, showcasing the very best in youth entrepreneurship. Tom (24) of The Cocoa Caravan, came from the Midlands with his £500, vintage limited-edition caravan, which he has spent a lot of money refurbishing and kitting…

It is just over a year since I last visited St Mary’s Indoor Market, situated in St Mary’s Arcade, within St Helens’ Church Square Shopping Centre. At that time, Market Manager Kevin Gavin, was busy recruiting more traders and so I was keen to see what he had achieved. My visit also happened to coincide…

Kirsty Flatt spent the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday visiting this award-winning food and drink festival to see what makes it so special. The festival, which began in 2006 continues to grow and exceed expectations, with over 267,000 visitors this year. The four-day event included demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, music across two…

The buzz around Leighton Buzzard Sometimes a market relaunch, revamp, regeneration, call it what you may, isn’t without its controversy and none more so than at Leighton Buzzard, where a rather vociferous social media campaign and planned protest march by traders could have disrupted the days’ events. Fortunately, the paths were smoothed through communication between…

Highlights of the NABMA Conference For those of you that are thinking about joining NABMA or are members and have never attended a conference, I thought it might be quite useful to give a brief overview of the presentations that you can expect to see over the one and a half days. A huge amount…

Graham steps down as CEO The NABMA Gala Awards Dinner is a celebratory evening, honouring the work of the people who promote and embrace the markets industry. Therefore, it was only fitting that a special presentation be made to outgoing Chief Executive, Graham Wilson, acknowledging the amazing work that he has achieved in the fourteen…

NABMA Diploma in Market Administration – the passport to success The recent annual conference held by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) celebrated success for a further 19 officers from across the UK who have achieved a formal qualification in Market Administration. Now in its sixth year, over 100 people have now successfully…